Why buy second-hand smartwatches?

Nowadays, a smartwatch is both a practical and functional device. A smartwatch is a portable device which is designed to be worn on your wrist, for daily use or specific purposes. They usually offer a suite of standard features like touchscreens, and apps, and often record your heart rate and other vital signs.

Smartwatch Features:

Notifications: Smartphones display notifications to inform you of important events or activities.

Apps: Smartwatch apps relate to Apple or Google’s environments. Remember that smartwatches with a dedicated purpose, such as hiking or driving, generally support the apps they need to accomplish that purpose without the opportunity to add other kinds of apps.

Media management: Most smartwatches are paired with your smartphones and you can manage media playback.

Fitness tracking: A dedicated fitness band is likely a better choice if you are an athlete. Still, many smartwatches include a heart rate monitor and a pedometer to help track your workouts.

GPS: Most smartwatches include a GPS for tracking your location.

Good battery life: Recent smartwatch models feature batteries that get you through the day, with normal use, with a bit of juice still left to go. Battery use varies among different brands and models.

Different types of smartwatches

Generally speaking, we have two types of smartwatches: general-purpose smartwatches like the Apple Watch and most Google-powered Wear devices blend form and function. They are designed to replace mechanical wristwatches and are heavily smartphone-dependent.

Or those smartwatches that are intended for specific use cases. These devices often offer a more robust version of a fitness tracker, insofar as they bleed between a phone-dependent smartwatch and a stand-alone fitness tracker like a Fitbit.

What are second-hand and refurbished smartwatches?

First of all, let’s clarify that a refurbished smartwatch is not a faulty device. Buying a refurbished smartwatch simply means that you will be landing yourself an incredible deal. Buying brand new is not for everyone and often for many it just is not worth paying the hefty price tag that comes with a brand-new device.

Refurbished smartwatches are returned ones that are ready to use again. How? They are returned to the manufacturer’s factory or a refurbisher to be checked, cleaned, changed parts if needed and have a final test to see if everything works perfectly like the new one. Why? Maybe it needed a repair because of physical damage, or perhaps whoever bought it simply decided they did not want it and returned it to the store. Then these smartwatches will return to markets with “refurbished” labels and unbeatable prices.

Our range of second-hand watches from the leading tech brands such as Samsung and Apple are the perfect companion for your phone. They allow you to stay connected, even when you do not have your phone to hand. Checking messages and notifications along with listening to music are all achievable with a smartwatch from our catalogue on Faircado.

All refurbished or second-hand devices are rigorously tested and checked before being made available for sale, being submitted through a quality control program that evaluates the interior performance along with the exterior appearance. This all leads to a final grade which will be seen on each product.

There are many different refurbished smartwatch models available at Faircado. Some are simple, others have more advanced features. You will find a range of certified pre-owned smartwatches with discounted prices in perfect working order.

Why buy a refurbished smartwatch?

Refurbished products repaired and restored to like-new condition. Usually, all parts and accessories that would have been included with the original product are present. Finally, through an inspection process, the refurbisher ensures that the product is clean and in working condition.

So, buying used and refurbished is a greener choice. Buying used is better for the environment as most of the environmental damage from our electronics comes from the manufacturing process. And by ensuring electronics stay out of landfills, you can help prevent toxins from leaching into streams and polluting the air and land.

Let’s think about it again! The minute you open a new device, it becomes used; so, the difference between a used and a new item can be negligible. You can get an item that is close to new but for a sizable discount. It is a win-win scenario.

Where to buy refurbished smartwatches?

​Because buying used items increases your risk, where you buy from is critical. Usually, original equipment manufacturers are a reliable source of refurbished products, though also the most expensive.

The first thing to ensure is that you are buying your smartwatch from a reliable source. If you are planning to buy it online, read previous website visitors and their experiences. At Faircado, explore a vast range of quality second-hand and used smartwatches from world-famous brands like Apple, Samsung, Garmin, Fitbit and Fossil.

Faircado is the first AI-powered search and comparison portal for second-hand shopping focusing on sustainability. We aggregate all available pre-owned products from the biggest marketplaces, and compare them based on their price and a sustainability score, giving you the information you need to make the best purchase decision.

What should be aware of before buying smartwatches?

Compatibility: Do not buy a smartwatch without confirming that it will work with your smartphone. For example, Apple Watches only work with the best iPhones.

Fitness features: Pick a watch with a heart rate sensor and GPS (to track your runs) if you’re a fitness buff.

Battery life: Pay attention to rated battery life when shopping. Hybrid smartwatches that look more like analogue timepieces tend to have the longest battery life, but they do not have touchscreens.

Swappable watch bands: Check that the watch band’s clasp or buckle is easy to use and easy to swap. Also, make sure that it is easy for you to find replacement bands.

App availability: The selection of apps is a factor and something that makes Wear OS vs. watches OS differently. That said, it’s not as important as compatibility, design and other features.

At Faircado our smartwatches are second-hand, but still in pristine condition. Every watch we sell is carefully checked and tested by technicians to ensure you buy a quality product. Your refurbished smartwatch will be restored to ‘new condition, some refurbishers will be certified and give a free one-year guarantee on every refurbished smartwatch we sell, so you can be confident you will get a repair, or replacement or refund if something goes wrong.

A refurbished smartwatch from Faircado is a great choice if you want a high-performance device at a cheap price. Why not treat yourself today and take advantage of our fantastic savings on smartwatches?